Thank you to the Green Teens that came out and took part in the restoration of Marsh Island this past May 19th. The marsh islands are disappearing at a rate of 40-50 acres per year. These islands are the lifeblood of the bay, providing habitat to hundreds of species and helping to protect from storm surge and flooding. The marshes are a first line of defense from increasingly violent storm events and help provide protection for the 20 million people that live in the communities around Jamaica Bay. In a post-Super Storm Sandy world, restoring marsh islands is more important and vital than ever. The project is the first ever community-led marsh restoration in a National Park and will serve as a model for future wetland restorations throughout the country.